AMC Launches First Ever The Walking Dead Motion Comic Book

San Diego, CA – July 21, 2010 – AMC announced today from Comic Con the launch of the first ever "The Walking Dead" motion comic episode on its website, The animation is based on the first 13.5 pages of the original "The Walking Dead" comic, created and written by Robert Kirkman with art by Tony Moore. The episode was produced by AMC Digital, with motion comic production by Juice Films. "The Walking Dead" series is set to premiere in October 2010 during AMC’s Fearfest.

Additional credits on the motion comic project include:

  • Director: Jake Strider Hughes of Juice Films, who also directed "The Watchmen" motion comic.

  • Voice talent: Phil Lamarr, whose credits include, "Mad TV", Pulp Fiction, "Family Guy" and "Futurama, "among other animated projects.

  • Original Musical Score: Lennie Moore, an award-winning motion comic and game music composer.

    About "The Walking Dead"
    "The Walking Dead" tells the story of the weeks and months that follow a pandemic zombie apocalypse. County Sheriff Rick Grimes travels with his family and a small group of survivors, constantly in search of a safe and secure home. But the constant pressure of fighting off death on a daily basis takes a heavy toll, sending many to the lowest depths of human cruelty. As Rick struggles to keep his family alive, he will discover that the overwhelming fear of the survivors can be far more dangerous than the mindless walkers roaming the earth.

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    About AMC
    AMC reigns as the only network to ever win the Golden Globe® Award for Best Television Series – Drama three years in a row and the only basic cable network to win back-to-back Primetime Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Drama Series. Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade from the most comprehensive library or creating acclaimed original productions, the AMC experience is an uncompromising celebration of great stories. AMC’s original stories include the Emmy® Award-winning dramas Mad Men and Breaking Bad, and insightful non-scripted programming such as AMC News. AMC further demonstrates its commitment to the art of storytelling with curated movie franchises like AMC Hollywood Icon and AMC Complete Collection. Available in more than 95 million homes (Source: Nielsen Media Research), AMC is a subsidiary of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, which includes sister networks IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv and Wedding Central. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Story Matters HereSM.

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